The emphasis of the 3-week Bartending course is on mastering the art of mixing drinks quickly and properly. Upon graduation, the student will have the confidence and ability to step behind any bar, without any hesitation, and mix drinks proficiently. The key to mastering this art is practice, therefore students can expect to spend much of their class time behind the bar mixing cocktails.
Crescent is unique in offering a 12-week Beverage Management course that's designed to help you move into a Head Bartender or Beverage Manager position. This class is the only one of its kind in the nation, along with its impressive hands-on bartending/mixology training, you will also learn a wide range of management skills along with intensive product knowledge training. This class is eligible for financial aid.
Crescent's Casino Dealer Training programs provide up-to-the-minute, relevant instruction on all the latest gaming trends and techniques. What you learn is based on the primary skills employers want to see in the dealers they hire AND what players like to see in the dealers they interact with and tip on the casino floor.
With our “hands on” teaching methods, Crescent School graduates learn a complete understanding of the gaming business. In addition, they will be thoroughly conversant with the rules, techniques, systems, procedures, equipment, and theory in their choice of one (or all) of the following casino games: Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, and Craps. The student’s skills and abilities will be developed to a point that qualifies them for employment, at an entry level position (or higher) in the exciting casino industry.
► 350-hour Two-Game Dealing Program (Choose to be trained in two of the following games): Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, or Craps.
► 750-hour Comprehensive Dealing Program: With this option, you'll be trained in all of the most popular games available at casinos and on cruise ships worldwide, including, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, and Craps.
Crescent is one of the only bartending and casino gaming schools in the U,S. to be approved to accept U.S. Financial Aid.
Applying for financial aid is a simple process. It will all be worth it to start a new career as a bartender or casino dealer. Just contact the Admissions Representative at the Crescent campus you want to attend (see below), and we can walk you through the process and answer all your questions about how to pay for your tuition.
The types of financial aid available include:
At our Las Vegas East locatoin, Crescent has a Placement Director that works one-on-one with each gaming and mixology student to help them find a job before they graduate. Our placement staff will assist you in arranging auditions and job interviews, Many times, they call ahead to personally speak with the hiring manager about your extensive training and to highlight your many talents.
At Crescent, one of our top priorities is to help each student succeed; we take assisting you in finding a good bartending or casino job to heart. And, because we're the only nationally-accredited school of its kind in the country, governed by ACCET, we have to maintain an exemplary placement record to remain accredited. Getting certified from Crescent means you'll be considered "the cream of the crop" from the first day you apply to bars, hotels, restaurants, resorts, and casinos in your chosen geographic area. We also work with cruise ships and with international casinos across the globe.
The city of Las Vegas was incorporated in 1911. At that time, it was a small settlement with a population of about 1,000. In 1931, work began on the nearby Hoover Dam and the population of Las Vegas boomed. The state of Nevada legalized gambling in 1931 and in 1941, the El Rancho Vegas opened as the first resort on The Strip. After World War II, Las Vegas was made popular by the many Hollywood entertainers who lived and worked in Las Vegas, such as Elvis Presley and the Rat Pack. Neon signs started popping up everywhere.
The mob also played a signficant role in the growth of Las Vegas. Names like Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, and many more live on in history. Today, the population of Las Vegas in more than 600,000. There are more than 172 casinos in Clark County, Nevada, with about 40 casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
On the Strip, visitors and locals alike love the Aria, Bellagio, Wynn Encore, Venetian-Palazzo, Caesars Palace, Cosmopolitan, Mandarin Oriental, Mandalay Bay, and the Mirage, to name a few of the most popular casinos. Downtown Las Vegas, next to the Fremont Street Experience, is home to many more casinos, hotels, restaurants and bars, including The Plaza, the Golden Nugget, El Cortez, The D, and the Downtown Grand.
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